Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawsuit, Stryker ABG II Hip Implant Recall Lawsuit & Stryker Accolade Implant Lawsuit
The Attorneys of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. are currently pursuing lawsuits for individuals who have experienced complications or injury from a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, ABG II metal on metal hip implant and the Stryker Accolade hip implant.
Stryker Rejuvenate Failure - ABG II Modular Neck Stem Hip Implant Recall - Stryker Accolade TMZF Lawsuit
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopedics voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System. The recall includes both Stryker's’ Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The recall was initiated due to the potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction. This may result in local tissue reactions and damage causing pain and swelling.
While most hip implants are expected to last 15 to 20 years, there have been cases of the Stryker Rejuvenate hips failing in less than five years.
The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement has also been linked to an increased risk of hip implant metallosis. The Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implants are different from other metal on metal hip implants in that they have a ceramic component that was an alternative to all metal on metal designs. They do however have a metal neck piece that can, in some cases, rub against the metal stem causing toxic metallic debris to come loose and cause hip implant Metallosis.
The Stryker Accolade is experiencing failures that are very similar to those of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular Neck Hip Implants. The difference in failure seems to be where the hip implant failures are occurring. Based on information we have seen and from information provided to us by hip implant lawsuit clients it appears that the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant failures seem to mostly occur at the intersection of the neck and stem, whereas the Stryker Accolade hip implant failures seem to mostly occur where hip implants ball meets the stem.
Hip Implant Metallosis - Toxic Hip Implant Metal Poisoning
One of the complications that patients with a defective Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, Stryker ABG II or Stryker Accolade hip implant may face is hip implant metallosis, a condition in which metal particles build up in the tissue around the implanted hip joint. The hip metallosis or toxic metal poisoning can lead to serious health risks and could even be fatal.
Symptoms of hip implant metallosis include:
• Pain around the hip joint
• Difficulty walking
• Swelling around the implant area
• Rash that is a sign of dying tissue
Failing hip Implants have been linked to the following hip implant side effects:
- Premature failure of hip implant causing the need for revision surgery
- Leaking toxic chromium and cobalt particles into the bloodstream causing Metallosis
- Damage to surrounding tissue around implant
- Inflammatory reactions causing pain
- Hip Dislocation
- Cardiomyopathy (degenerative heart disease)
- Bone loss
- Permanent disability
Ennis & Ennis is also currently accepting cases for the following metal on metal hip implant lawsuits:
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DePuy ASR Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Hip Implant Lawsuit
DePuy Corail Hip Implant System Lawsuit
Smith & Nephew Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
Biomet M2A Magnum Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
Wright Medical Profemur Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit
Wright Medical Conserve Plus Hip Implant Lawsuit
Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured from a defective Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant, Stryker ABG II Hip Implant, Stryker Accolade Hip Implant or have needed hip implant revision surgery due to a defective hip replacement you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the defective hip implant lawsuit attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation by filling out the form on this page or call toll-free: 1-800-856-6405.